There were only a couple of things my then to be husband was stubborn about registering for as we wandered Bed Bath and Beyond with our scanning gun. One was a ice slushy maker that he promised we would use and I found ridiculous (we have yet to use it) but the other was an automatic, old fashioned looking ice cream maker. We have used it approximately twenty times in the year and a half we have been married. It is awesome.
Homemade ice cream is not cost effective- it is expensive, it takes a while, you have to plan ahead a bit, and we have had a couple of batches that turned out less than ideal.
It is delicious though! And the Mr is creative and adventurous with flavors. We’ve had everything from standard vanilla bean, and a rich chocolate to a blueberry and lemon zest, cinnamon, salted caramel, pomegranate, and a couple of delicious peach recipes! I never thought when we got that ice cream maker that we would turn into ice cream makers. But it has been a perfect way for us to do some exploring in the kitchen together and the Mr has really enjoyed making certain recipes for loved ones birthdays and events.
We can’t all be good at everything in the kitchen. My husband strongly believes I am a better cook/baker than he is but dessert has been a great area for him to be able to contribute to our hosting and a way he has enjoyed being creative and showing love through food. We all need a specialty and he had found his!